Archive for February, 2010

Any second now….

I’ve spent the whole week hoping I’d come home in the evening to find a letter from the allotment co. with a key for the gate and some idea of how I go about finding my plot. Nothing had materialised by this morning’s post, so I dug out the letter from the secretary and re-read […]

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February 27, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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Sweet success?

It’s funny, but just a few hours after posting pictures of this morning’s snow, it’s now turned into a gloriously sunny afternoon. When I bought my flat, I picked it particularly because the main windows are south facing. This means I have the advantage of thermal heat from the sun and this afternoon, the winter […]

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February 21, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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Neverending winter

After the beautiful bright crisp day yesterday, I’d begun to think we might be seeing the end of the extreme cold weather we’ve been experiencing. Woke up this morning and opened the curtains to this. Fortunately, it seems to be thawing pretty quickly so fingers crossed it won’t cause me too much hassle getting to […]

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February 21, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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Wilko and out (and about)

More progress this week towards taking possession of my plot. The allotment company secretary wrote to me as promised, gave me the plot number and asked that I forward payment along with written confirmation of my acceptance. So I quickly wrote out a cheque and stopped off at his house to drop the payment off […]

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February 20, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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The shopping list.

Have spent a good few hours pondering what to try and grow this first season. I think I’ve now settled on the following.

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February 13, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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In at the deep end.

I’m not exactly bursting with gardening experience. I’m a director for the management company at the flats where I live, so have spent the last year tending the lawns, weeding, etc. As a kid, my parents had ambitions to go self-sufficient and I used to help out with the gardening and growing. I also spent […]

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February 13, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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It finally happened.

Back in October, after a succession of phone calls, I finally managed to track down the secretary of the local allotment association. After a brief chat, he requested that I send a letter formally requesting a plot, which I duly did, then sat back and waited for a response.

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February 13, 2010 · admin · No Comments
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